No matter where you are on your journey of faith -
Eucharist 8:00 and 10:00 am
Morning Prayer 7:30
Church School - 9:45 am
9:00 am Eucharist
Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 2pm
Location: Click here for a map
17435 NW West Union Rd.,
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: (503) 645-0744
"The Mission of St. Gabriel the Archangel Episcopal Church is to share the knowledge and
love of Jesus Christ and to help each other on our spiritual journey with God"
News & Announcements:
Yew Life Center board sponsors “ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOUR WAYS TO SUPPORT” St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Preschool. What’s your lucky number? Turn that into a lucky number for the school. Sunday September 7th and 14th is our opportunity as a congregation to make a personal investment in St. Gabriel School. In the narthex we will have envelopes numbered 1 to 144. You can select one or more with the amount you wish to contribute- if you choose # 32, place $32 (or more) in cash or check in the envelope and return it in the basket.. IF all the numbers are chosen the school will receive $10,000 in support!
Yew Life Center joins St. Gabriel’s Endowment Committee in sponsoring “Planning Your Financial Future”seminars
Seminars will be presented by experienced estate planning attorneys - Anne R. Creasey and James S. Bruce. All of these sessions are appropriate for families throughout the age spectrum. They are designed to help individuals gain peace of mind by clarifying the decision making processes surrounding financial concerns at all stages of life. The goal is to help you understand your options in Estate Planning. If you are without clear instructions for your wishes the State of Oregon will make these decisions for you. Be prepared! All seminars will be held following the Sunday services at 11:45. Childcare and food will be provided. Flyers detailing these seminars can be found in the narthex along with a sign-up sheet. The seminars are open to the public so ask your friends to join you.
Women’s Retreat:The women of St. Gabriel’s have a retreat opportunity coming up. “Healing Oils of the Bible,” a one-and-a-half day retreat, will take place at Cedar Ridge Retreat Center in Vernonia starting at 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 26 and ending at 4 pm the following day, with an optional dinner for participants at La Cabana Restaurant in Vernonia to follow. Cost of the retreat is $95, and payment is due by Sunday, September 21. See sign-up sheet in the narthex.
Green Community: St. Gabriel’s wants to be true to our commitment to be a green community, and we would like to move forward using only biodegradable, green cleaning products. In the future if you donate or purchase cleaning products for the kitchen, classrooms or restrooms please make sure they fit into this category. See the full list on the sign on the church bulletin board.
Bishop John Shelby Spong: will be the honored speaker at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living’s (NTCSL) annual Living Prophet Series, on Wednesday, September 10th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. General admission tickets $15 available at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.newthoughtcsl.org or www.livingprophetseries.com or call the church office 503-296-9922 during office hours Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 4 pm.
St. Gabe's is now a member of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program! Go to http://www.fredmeyer.com/company_information/FM_Community/Pages/community_rewards.aspx and follow instructions to link your reward card. Type the number 85645 in the appropriate space and your rewards card will be linked to the St. Gabe's account; you will continue to receive rewards and gas points and St. Gabe's will receive cash rewards based on your purchases.
Family and Church School
Regular church school year starts Sunday, September 7th. We offer classroom worship experiences for all ages of children: Seasons of Faith in the church nursery ages 1 to 3 1/2; Godly Play for preschool and kindergarten, Seasons of the Spirit for 1st-3rd and 4th-6th grades, and youth group for middle and high schoolers. All are welcome in church school. Members of the church are asked to register their children every year so we have updated information for your child- registrations available on the church school page here on the website or in the narthex at church. We have church school most Sundays, but every 4-5 weeks children sit with their family in the 10:00 am service with a special worship project in order to be familiar with our Episcopal service and experience intergenerational worship as part of our church family. Please join us!
SAFE church training starts up in the fall. All paid employees of the church and preschool, all BAC members and anyone who volunteers with children or youth ministries should attend SAFE training designed to prevent harassment or abuse of children. We will have a training at St. Gabriel’s on Sunday, Nov. 9th after the 10:00 am service at St. Gabriel’s from 12:30-4:30 pm with lunch provided and costs $10. Register on the website of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon or directly at the event registration link <here>
St. Gabriel’ Facebook Page: Please “like” our church Facebook page to be able to post your “Flat Vicar” sightings, keep up with the many things going on at St. Gabriel’s including special fellowship gatherings, music offerings, Yew Life Center classes, retreats, children’s activities, service opportunities and news of the Episcopal Church. https://www.facebook.com/stgabrielonline.
Pizza lunch and youth group kick- off meeting Sunday, September 7th after the 10:00 am service and school dedication, around 11:30 am. Middle schoolers 7th-8th grade, high schoolers and their parents are invited to share a pizza lunch together and meet for information and planning with Youth Leaders Anne Kidd and Jennifer Brandlon. Siblings are welcome too. (Please note: 6th graders are still part of the Seasons of the Spirit classroom, but can join youth group with parent and youth leader agreement.)
Youth Group Overnighter! On Saturday, September 20th starting at 7:00 pm middle schoolers 7th grade and up and high schoolers are invited to join youth leaders for an overnighter at church. We will do some planning about what the group's theme for the year will be, what service projects we will do and what fun outings we will have- here's a chance for your voice to be heard! After the planning, we'll play games, watch movies and have some treats. Friends are welcome- bring a sleeping bag and pillow, and your favorite game, movie or snack! Questions: contact Anne Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Gabriel School and Playground Blessing and Dedication Sunday, September 7th Please join us at our after the 10:00 am service, around 11:15 am. We will bless the classrooms and playgrounds, have a special coffee hour, and just celebrate! All are welcome. Our preschool morning classes begin Tuesday Sept. 2nd. Thanks to the people who shared their time, talent and treasure with us to make our dream of an Episcopal School a reality!
The Messenger is available for pick-up in the narthex for those without email.
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